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Chang S, May P, Goldstein N, et al, A palliative radiation oncology consult service reduces total costs during hospitalization, J Pain Symp Manage. 2018 Mar 8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.03.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Chang S, May P, Goldstein N, et al, A Palliative Radiation Oncology Consult Service’s impact on care of advanced cancer patients with symptomatic bone metastases, J Palliat Med. 2018 Apr;21(4):438-444. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0372

May P, Garrido MM, Del Fabbro E, et al, Does modality matter? Palliative care units associated with more cost-avoidance than consultations, J Pain Symp Manage. 2018 March 55(3): 766-773. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.08.011.

May P, McGarrigle C, Normand C, Passing on: the end of life experience of older adults in Ireland. December, 2017. TILDA, Dublin. Available:

Penrod JD, Garrido MM, McKendrick K, et al, Characteristics of Hospitalized Cancer Patients Referred for Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation, J Palliat Med. 2017 Dec;20(12):1321-1326. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0111.

May P, Garrido MM, Aldridge MD, et al, Prospective Cohort Study of Hospitalized Adults With Advanced Cancer: Associations Between Complications, Comorbidity, and Utilization, J Hosp Med. 2017;12(6):407-13. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2745.

May P, Garrido MM, Cassel JB, et al., Cost analysis of a prospective multi-site cohort study of palliative care consultation teams for adults with advanced cancer: Where do cost-savings come from? Palliat Med, 2017 Apr;31(4):378-386, DOI

Brick A, Smith S, Normand C, et al., ‘Costs of formal and informal care in the last year of life for patients in receipt of specialist palliative care.’, Palliative Med, 2017 Apr;31(4):356-368, DOI.

May P, Morrison RS, Murtagh F. Current state of the economics of palliative and end-of-life care: A clinical view Palliat Med, 2017 Apr;31(4):293-295, DOI

Johnston BM, Normand C, May P. Economics of Palliative Care: Measuring the Full Value of an Intervention. J Palliat Med, 2017 Mar;20(3):222-224, DOI.

Selman LE, Daveson BA, Smith M, et al., ‘How empowering is hospital care for older people with advanced disease? Barriers and facilitators from a cross-national ethnography in England, Ireland and the USA.’, Age and Ageing, 2017 Mar 1;46(2):300-309, DOI.

Johnston, BM. The application of economic evaluation techniques to studies of palliative and end-of-life care. In: J. Round (ed.). Care at the End of Life. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016, pp. 19–30.

May P & Normand C. Analyzing the impact of palliative care interventions on cost of hospitalization: practical guidance for choice of dependent variable, J Pain Symptom Manage, 2016 Jul;52(1):100-6, DOI.

May P, Garrido MM, Cassel JB, et al., Using length of stay to control for unobserved heterogeneity in cost analysis of observational data: issues of reliability, robustness and usefulness, Health Serv Res, 2016 Oct; 51(5): 2020–2043, DOI.

May P, Garrido MM, Cassel JB, et al., Palliative Care Teams’ Cost-Saving Effect Is Larger For Cancer Patients With Higher Numbers Of Comorbidities, Health Aff (Millwood), 2016 Jan 1;35(1):44-53, DOI.

May P, Garrido MM, Cassel JB, et al., Prospective Cohort Study of Hospital Palliative Care Teams for Inpatients With Advanced Cancer: Earlier Consultation Is Associated With Larger Cost-Saving Effect, J Clin Oncol, 2015 Sep 1;33(25):2745-52, DOI.

Brick A, Normand C, O'Hara S, et al., Economic Evaluation of Palliative Care in Ireland: Final Report, Dublin: Trinity College, 2015. DOI.

May P, Normand C, Morrison RS, Economic impact of hospital inpatient palliative care consultation: meta-review of current evidence and directions for future research, J Palliat Med, 2014 Sep;17(9):1054-63, DOI.

Smith S, Brick A, O'Hara S, et al., Evidence on the Cost and Cost-effectiveness of Palliative Care: A Literature Review, Palliat Med, 2014 Feb;28(2): 130-50 , Journal Article, DOI